Adoptive parents

Once you have adopted, support for you and your child is available for as long as is needed – our support doesn’t just stop when the adoption order is granted; adoptive families can approach us at any time.

We understand that adoption is for life and we will try to offer a service that meets adopters’ needs or we’ll help adoptive families to find the support they need from other providers when necessary.

Talk to us

An Adoption Support Services Adviser (ASSA) is a single point of contact to provide you with information and advice, signpost you to appropriate services and advise on how those services may be accessed.

The ASSA can also help you access other specialist services, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This includes NHS commissioned health services to meet the needs of adopted children.

Call 0345 155 1076 or email adoptsouthwestsupport@devon.gov.uk